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Recent Press about our new film

Recently the Richmond Times-Dispatch interviewed David Powers, President of Belltower Pictures, about the upcoming film Shooting The Prodigal. Read the full interview online.

Spring & Summer Internships available

Spring & Summer Internships available

Belltower Pictures invites qualified students to apply for Spring and Summer 2015 internships. Interns will be involved in the production of the feature film, SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL. All internships are unpaid. The objective of the internship program is to provide students with the opportunity to get hands-on experience and learn from professionals in each department. […]

Heather Waters, producer of SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL

Heather Waters joins production team

Heather Waters has joined the production team for Belltower Pictures’ feature film, SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL. She joins Ken Roy as a producer. Ken and Heather will be responsible for all aspects of producing the film. Heather’s responsibilities include Audience Engagement, Marketing and Distribution. She and Ken will work with Director David Powers in providing creative […]

Green Light

SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL gets green light

The Belltower Pictures board of directors has given the “green light” to production of their first feature film, SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL. Principal photography will begin in May or June 2015 with a release date in 2016. Ken Roy will produce and David Powers will direct the film, from a screenplay by Deborah Hocutt, David Powers […]


Belltower Pictures launches Live to Serve Campaign

Belltower Pictures has launched a Live to Serve campaign to raise money for our first feature film, SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL – and we need your help! No donations required though! Live to Serve is a Richmond based ecommerce site where you can shop for vouchers good at local merchants and drive 50-70% of every transaction […]

Dr. Michael J. Clingenpeel, Senior Pastor of River Road Church, Baptist, talks with Belltower Pictures President David Powers during the clergy gathering October 23.

Richmond-area clergy hear plans for film

Twenty representatives from Richmond, Virginia area congregations and ministries gathered October 23 to hear plans for the production of SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL, the first film from Belltower Pictures. The gathering, hosted by Bobby and Jeff Ukrop at the Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods headquarters, marked the public kickoff of the production, slated for principal photography in May […]


Volunteer team leaders sought

Belltower Pictures is looking for a few energetic, take-charge volunteer leaders to head up teams of volunteers for the upcoming production of the feature film, SHOOTING THE PRODIGAL. No prior experience is necessary. We’ll provide orientation and training over the next few months. Pre-production of the film begins in January. Principal photography is scheduled for […]


Why are we making this film?

A representative of a major film distributor recently told us, “Your script covers a timely subject/scenario ripe for comedy… We’re rooting for you guys to pull the rest of the finance together and make the film. The market needs more comedies.” I wonder why there are so few comedies that deal with faith themes. Maybe […]


Let us entertain and inspire

I finally got around to watching that Christian movie that’s been sitting next to my chair for the last three months. I knew I needed to watch it. Everybody at church who’s seen it says it is great. “Have you seen it?” they’d ask “Well, not yet,” I’d confess. I felt guilty. But I was […]